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It's one of those weird times in which we're completely excited to be playing with things that aren't quite ready for prime time (OK, aren't at ALL ready for prime time), but have to remember that pre-production is still pre-production. So this week we catch up on where things stand with the Android N Developer Preview, we've got an early LG G5 in house, and we'll answer more of your questions live on air. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

This is a big one, folks. Google has dropped the Android N Developer Preview on us a good month and a half ahead of the Google I/O developer conference. Some important things to know:

And so much more. You can keep up with all of it at our Android N page.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

There's no easy way to say it: This is a two-hour podcast. This is a two-hour podcast live from Barcelona, Spain, rounding up everything you need to know from Mobile World Congress 2016. It's the Samsung Galaxy S7. It's the LG G5. It's Windows 10. It's ... other stuff.

This is a big, fat, hairy podcast, as only we can do, live from La Rambla in Barcelona. 

Namaste.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially official! We're at Mobile World Congress for the grand unveiling, but Phil and Andrew managed to get an early look at the latest Android smartphone from Samsung. There are two phones, actually, and the boys just couldn't wait to share their thoughts on the new GS7 and GS7 edge. 

We'll have more thoughts on the Galaxy S7 in another podcast later this week from the entire crew in Barcelona.

And be sure to check out our complete coverage of the Galaxy S7 here, as well as all our coverage of Mobile World Congress!

Direct download: androidcentral_special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

We're on our way to Mobile World Congress this week for a whole mess 'o news, so we've got a bit of a different podcast for you. The first half is Phil's interview Daniel Bader, formerly of Canadian blogging powerhouse Mobile Syrup — and now a member of the Mobile Nations Team!

Part 2 is Phil, Jerry and Andrew jump right into the latest on the encryption debate now that Apple and the FBI are getting into it.

For everything coming atcha from Mobile World Congress, click here!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

We're joined by Google Developer Expert Mike Wolfson — who's also been working on the Android Central App — to talk about the Ubiquity Dev Summit, Brillo, Weave, the Internet of Things, and what any of that actually means. Plus we postmortem CES and answer more of your questions live. Don't miss it!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

We're coming at you live from beautiful Las Vegas Nevada for CES 2016. And because this is such a big show we're doing a joint podcast with our pals from Windows Central, and there's a little BlackBerry news tossed in for good measure. 

And as this is a live, on the road and very late at night, it's a little rougher than most of our shows. We prefer to call that "flavor," if you will. 

And click here for all our news from CES 2016!

Direct download: acpc269.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

We're sneaking in one final podcast before the end of the year, and before we head to Las Vegas for CES. That means it's time to announce your Readers' Choice awards for 2015 — the best of the best as decided by you fine folks! 

(Oh, and we just might talk Star Wars a little bit.)

Thanks for a great 2015, everyone. See ya'll in the new year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

We're on the cusp of having a couple new Nexus phones, possibly a new Chromecast and maybe even some sort of surprise up Google's sleeve. So let's preview what's coming up at the Sept. 29 event! Plus we weigh in on the Moto X Pure Edition, and we answer a slew of your questions live.

And as a bonus this week we've got our interview with the Nextbit leads, along with Aaron from IDEEAA. It's a must-listen!

Direct download: acpc255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

We're coming at you live from the IFA 2015 conference in Berlin, Germany, where we've got the latest on the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, the Sony Xperia Z5 family, plus new products from ASUS, Alcatel, Lenovo and more! 

Danke fürs Zuhören!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT